Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Friday, February 27, 2015

A New Generation Begins

Our family is overjoyed to have received two beautiful new baby girls into the fold this month.

Finnley Olivia was born to my cousin Tarn and her husband Morgan on February 4th and

Vanleigh Rae was born to my second cousin Lacy and her husband Peter on February 14th.

When I posted this layout on facebook my aunt Pam reminded me that my grandma Ruth, who is these babies Great Grandma and Great-Great Grandma respectively was born in 1915,

The picture of Ruth was taken on Christmas Eve in the early 70s. She would have loved to hold these new babies, but alas we lost her 30 years ago. It's just amazing to think it's been 100 years between her birth and this new generation.

Top layout uses Club Scrap Digital kits: Hydrangea, Papillon, Bugs, Raku and Natural Resources Template

Next layout uses Club Scrap Digital kit: My Funny Valentine

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to my sweetie! and a Happy Valentine's Day to all my family and friends. May you have a wonderful day and lots of hugs and kisses!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Soda Can Dolls

I got to spend a lovely afternoon in my friend Tanny's studio yesterday learning how she makes these wonderful dolls from soda cans. She has them hanging throughout her lovely home and they're all absolutely wonderful. Here are a couple of her creations.

I got about halfway done at Tanny's and then I added a few more things today to finish up. 

I took some pictures along the way, so you can see the steps we took to get to the finished product. 

Start with a smashed soda can

add some arms and legs to the sides by poking a small hole and threading the wire used to make the appendages through. 

add a head and belly and start embellishing to your desired finish. 

Here is another one of Tanny's lovely creations.